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Cumbria is one of Britain’s most loved and visited holiday locations, providing a unique combination of dramatic mountains and awesome lakes. It’s a place that attracts visitors all year round and appeals to a wide variety of holidaymakers from couples who want to stay in a cosy Lakeland cottage to families who are looking for country homes with a view.

Cumbria has a great blend and variety of contrasting landscapes, including the renowned Lake District National Park which includes all the iconic places synonymous with the Lake District such as Windermere, Keswick and Ambleside as well as famous lakes such as Lake Windermere, Derwentwater and Coniston.

The mountains and fells here are spectacular and include iconic peaks such as Blencathra, Skiddaw, Grisdale Pike and the largest mountain in England Scarfell Pike. The county extends well beyond The National Park offering great cottage holiday destinations like the tranquil Eden Valley in the east and the rugged uplands to the north around Hadrian’s Wall or the Western Lakes and Coast on the west and the Cartmel Peninsula in the south.

Because of its quite compact geography it’s easy to get around the Lake District and despite of its popularity it’s still possible to escape fellow holidaymakers to admire the wide open spaces and spectacular views with the feeling that you’re the only one there, apart from the sheep!

The great outdoors is of course one of the main reasons people visit; this is wonderful walking and cycling country as well as providing lots of opportunities to sample the watersports on the numerous lakes.

Families will find no shortage of top quality visitor attractions, those interested in National Trust properties and gardens will also not be disappointed. The region is packed with picturesque Lakeland villages to discover, specialist shops, cosy pubs and restaurants.

Those thinking about taking a cottage holiday in Cumbria are sure to find something suitable, whether it’s in the ‘hot spots’ of the central and southern lakes or the more remote and rugged areas of the northern lakes, or maybe the less well known regions to the west and east of the county.

So whether you’re looking for lots of activities and attractions or a quiet ‘away from it all’ break this region will suit.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Cumbria to find your perfect retreat.

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  • The Jesses

    Ambleside

    Grade
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    Ref: CC123242
    The Jesses nestles in a small cluster of traditional Lakeland stone cottages, just a short stroll from the Little Bridge House and is the perfect venue for a romantic break with your partner at any time of the year. Vibrant Ambleside offers an eclectic mix of eateries, shops and bars to suit every palate and pocket, most serving throughout the day and into the evening. There are many annual events taking place in Ambleside throughout the year where holidaymakers can experience a true taste of village life including the traditional sports held each August, the highly popular Lantern procession in November and the ancient Rush Bearing and associated sports held each July.
    Beautifully redesigned to create a light, bright open plan living space, The Jesses is stylishly presented with quality fittings, luxurious linens and perfectly chosen accessories. The wood burning stove is a well placed focal point for snuggling around in the cooler months on the deep cushioned leather sofas whilst the luxurious bathroom with underfloor heating has a walk in shower area and double ended free standing bath where you can both enjoy a long soak, relax and unwind after a day on the fells or sightseeing and take in your very own view of Loughrigg!

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Covered Entrance Porch: With useful space for boots and walking clobber leading to open plan living space...
    Lounge area: Arranged around the wood burning stove (fuel available locally), TV, DVD and i-pod dock.
    Kitchen/Dining area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Freezer available.
    Rear stable door leads to the covered verandah with seating. 

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with King size bed, fitted furnishings and quality linens with feature cast iron fire place.
    Bathroom: with double ended free standing bath offering a great view of Loughrigg, separate shower area, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available. Wi-Fi internet connection available.Outside: covered patio/veranda and shared garden area with seating provided. Parking by way of permit on nearby car park. Bike storage available. 1 pet welcome.

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  • Ashness - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC111169
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury one bedroom lodge with electric heating throughout is within easy walking distance of Keswick town centre. It offers a relaxing, quiet location in picturesque surroundings with magnificent views to Latrigg, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range from the balcony..
    Ashness Lodge offers an exceptionally high standard for the comfort and enjoyment of responsible couples. The owners particularly welcome bookings from couples over the age of 50 years.

    Ground Floor: The Accommodation has electric heating and double glazing throughout and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan large lounge/kitchen/diner furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Quality Digital HD LCD TV, DVD, digital radio and CD player. Patio doors to the extended terrace with magnificent views to Latrigg, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range.
    Kitchen area: Exceptionally well equipped with electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave. There is an extensive range of utensils.
    Bedroom/En-suite : Spacious double bedroom with en-suite, electric shower over full sized bath, hand basin and WC. 

    All bed linen and heating included. Sorry no cotPrivate parking for 2 cars, next to lodge. Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

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  • The Fauld

    West Hall, nr. Brampton

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: 27789

    This single-storey, detached holiday retreat, adjacent to the owner’s farmhouse, has a hot tub and stunning rural views. Converted from a sheep fauld and set on a family-run livestock farm, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It is 2 miles from Birdoswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, and centrally located for the Lake District, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and Scottish Borders. Visit Talkin Tarn, Walltown Crag, Lanercost Priory, Rheged, country shows and farmer’s markets. There are footpaths from the door along with walking and cycle routes throughout the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: One step to living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and freezer (in out building). Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Hot tub. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Harbut Law Holiday Cottages - The Calf Shed

    Alston

    Grade
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    Ref: 28646

    These three, 18th century barn conversions, (refs 80043, 28645, 28646) are located just 1 mile from the market town of Alston, one of the highest towns in the country and a charming backdrop to many a period film and TV series. Situated behind the owner’s home, these holiday cottages offer comfortable accommodation with their own sitting-out areas. This is a good base for exploring Tynedale and the North Pennines by foot, bicycle or car, with many places of interest to visit, including Alston’s narrow gauge railway, Pennine Pottery and local crafts. The Pennine Way runs past the door, with walks in all directions. Alston, with its quaint cobbled main street, has a range of individual shops, character inns, restaurants and tea rooms. Within the area is an historical Roman fort and tourists will enjoy the museums, exhibitions and sites along Hadrian’s Wall. The Lake District, Beamish Museum, Newcastle, the Metro Centre, Carlisle and the Scottish Borders are all within driving distance. Ideal for families or friends to get together, these properties (red 80043, 28645 and 28646) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (four poster) galleried bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric fire in living room. Patio and furniture. No smoking.

    All properties: Biomass pellet central heating, electricity and bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared barbecue on request. Parking (1 car). Cycle store.

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  • The Den

    Selside near Kendal

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: CC129320
    The Den is a sweet, small, single storey cottage set in a pleasant rural location on the border of the national park along with two other properties within the High Thorn Farm estate. With hand crafted kitchen and antique furniture offset by exposed brickwork this cottage is hand crafted from the very essence of Cumbria. The cottage has its own lovely, large garden and seating area accessed from the side of the property or through the living room patio doors.

    Stables are available for guests horses and there is easy access to plenty of bridleways. One day free mixed coarse fishing at the owners fishing lake is included in your stay too. Extra days can also be arranged. Easily accessed by the M6 and only 5 minutes from Kendal it is an ideal location for exploring the near by fells, lakes and towns.

    Ground Floor: The property has full underfloor oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Living room area: with wooden floors, Freeview TV (variable reception) and patio doors to the garden.
    Kitchen area: with gas cooker and hob, fridge with ice box and microwave. (Freezer and tumble dryer located in the shared stables outside.)
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Bathroom: with shower cubicle and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Stables with tumble dryer, freezer and storage space. Wi-Fi.Large lawned garden with patio. Fishing lake two minutes walk from the property with one days free mixed coarse fishing included in your stay (bring your own tackle). Extra days can be arranged at a cost of £5/day. Stables are available for guests horses at £8/day. Private parking for one car. This property is located on a beef and sheep farm. There is also a fishery onsite.

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  • The Round Window

    Bowness on Windermere

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    Ref: CC128207
    This cosy love nest for two is perfectly placed for making the very most of your valuable time together in the Lakes. The Round Window, is set in quiet and attractive surroundings yet within less than a minutes’ walk from all that bustling Bowness has to offer.
    Created in the roof space of former stables, The Round Window retains many quirky features that make this an ideal choice for couples wanting a romantic break. Imagine enjoying the high pitched ceilings and watching the world go by through the round window; your holiday is guaranteed to be unique.
    Access to the apartment is by a metal spiral staircase, all adding to the character and charm. Internally, it is delightfully presented in a neutral, contemporary theme. With chandeliers and wine glasses at the ready - The Round Window facilities will make you feel at home in  no time.
    The apartment is ideal for self catering although we suspect that with such a wealth of attractions, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep, you’ll be far to busy enjoying yourselves to bother cooking!
    Lake Windermere with her steamers and rowing boats for the more energetic amongst you is a short stroll away. Superb international cuisine restaurants and individual, boutique shops are on your doorstep too.
    The Round Window really is set in the perfect location from which to explore cosmopolitan Lakeland.

    First Floor: Property has night storage heating and comprises:
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Bathroom: With powerful shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
    Open plan living area with kitchen area: Having electric cooker, hob, fridge and microwave.
    Cosy lounge area: With feature window, deep window seat, leather sofa, tub chair, DVD, i-Pod docking station and flat screen TV.
    Double bedroom: With leather sleigh bed, furnishings and fabrics and CD/radio alarm clock.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wi-Fi available.Private parking for 1 car.

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  • Barnside

    Gamblesby

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    Ref: CC118236
    With its peaceful atmosphere, wonderful views and garden setting, Barnside makes the perfect romantic retreat; an immaculate and stylish presented barn conversion adjoining the owner’s art studio in the rural village of Gamblesby. The double patio doors lead onto a delightful sitting-out area which has steps leading to a well-tended garden. From here, a grassy path leads to the duck pond where you can enjoy 360 degrees of amazing views. The tranquil village of Gamblesby is set under the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the unspoilt Eden Valley. It is just a 30 minute drive from Ullswater, in the Lake District National Park, a little further to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and also the Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. This is a perfect place to relax and explore the spectacular and contrasting scenery of northern England. Besides excellent local and more adventurous walking, plus numerous cycle routes (C2C runs close to the village), there are also many visitor attractions to enjoy. Penrith, 10 miles, is the main town of the North Lakes and is full of interesting local shops. Long Meg and her Daughters (ancient stone circle), the Settle to Carlisle Railway line with the occasional steam train, boat trips on Lake Ullswater, the narrow gauge South Tyndale Railway and numerous historic sites and castles are just a few of the highlights.

    Ground Floor: The property has five steps to the entrance and then is all on the ground floor, has underfloor oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with TV, DVD player, CD/radio and patio doors to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: Large with electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: Spacious with four poster bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, large shower, WC and two basins.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair supplied on request. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack including homemade baking and tea tray. Private sitting-out area and furniture. Shared garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds 218 yards away. Steps in the garden.

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  • Hollow Creek Cottage

    Kirkandrews-on-Eden, nr. Carlisle

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 28012

    This delightful holiday cottage adjoins the owners’ Grade II listed, 18th Century farm house. The original features have been combined with modern fittings to create a comfortable holiday home. Situated within a village it has direct access to Hadrian’s Wall and the coastal cycle route (72). It lies 3 miles west of Carlisle and is a short drive to the Scottish Border, Lake District, Northumberland’s National Park and is close to the Solway Firth. An excellent base for those wishing to explore this area. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil central heating included (£15per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 7-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Chaucer Apmt 2 - Chaucers Nook

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC111281
    The former Chaucer House Hotel was converted into 14 luxury apartments and is located in the heart of Keswick with all amenities on the doorstep. It is in a very quiet part of the town but still only five minutes’ walk to Market Square and ten minutes’ to the lake shore. It is a perfect base to enjoy a holiday in the Northern Lakes. With many walks surrounding this pretty town, your car may never leave its parking space.
    Chaucer’s Nook is situated on the lower ground floor of Chaucer House and is luxuriously furnished with an eye for detail. It is extremely well-equipped throughout with an emphasis on quality.

    Ground Floor: Situated on the lower ground floor, has lift access, the accommodation is gas centrally heated and comprises:
    Open plan living area with fell top view: With oak flooring, LCD TV, DVD and CD player/docking station.
    Kitchen area: With granite work surfaces and electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, full-sized fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom: With king size bed and fitted wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With bath, stand alone shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel, power, towels and bed linen included. Cot available. Tea/coffee/sugar supplied. Wi-Fi internet access provided. Private parking for one car. Please note: There is a lift available from the ground floor of Chaucer House to the lower ground floor.

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  • Fell View Lodge - Burnside Park

    Keswick

    Grade
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    Ref: CC111168
    Those who are in love with the ’great outdoors’ will find the location of Burnside Park the perfect place to stay. This luxury pine log cabin is equipped for every modern day convenience and comfort. Situated in landscaped grounds at the foot of Latrigg and Skiddaw, with panoramic views of the Lakeland Fells. The site is within walking distance of Keswick town centre, making the lodges an ideal base to enjoy the amenities of Keswick without the hustle and bustle of the town itself.

    Ground Floor: Fell View Lodge has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining area: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner, electric fire, TV, DVD and patio doors to a balcony with views of  Latrigg and Skiddaw.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave, extensive range of utensils and dining table.
    Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All bed linen and heating included. Cot available. Storage for bikes or push chairs.Private parking for 1 car. Please note from mid November until end of February this site is closed. However, the site is open over Christmas and New Year from 20th December to 3rd January.

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  • Birkerthwaite Stable

    Eskdale

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W41477

    Surrounded by dramatic scenerySurrounded by dramatic scenery

    Featuring beams taken from shipwrecks on the Cumbrian Coast, this small group of holiday cottages at Birkerthwaite, a former 17th century Lakeland farmstead, lie at the end of an unmade track and are surrounded by tranquil moorland scenery and farmland. This is fantastic walking countryside and the elevated position gives views of Scafell and the Eskdale Valley, creating a unique atmosphere of tranquillity. Birkerthwaite Farmhouse (W43001) is a unique holiday property dating back to 1627 and has many original features, beamed ceilings, flagged floors and unusual oak wall cupboards built in the 1700’s. Comfortably furnished and with the benefit of an open fire and an Aga, the farmhouse is cosy and welcoming. Birkerthwaite Stable (W41477) is a single-storey converted stable with rustic charm heated by a log-burning stove. Birkerthwaite Barn (W41478) has a spacious kitchen/dining room, a galleried landing and a four poster bed. Birkerthwaite Cottage (W41479) has an upstairs open plan living area with wooden floors which opens onto a balcony overlooking gardens. Nearby attractions include Muncaster Castle and Hardknott Roman Fort, whilst the Langdale Pikes and Ambleside on the northern shores of Lake Windermere can be reached via a stunning drive over the Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes. A short drive away is Wast Water; to the west are sandy beaches. Alternatively take the steam train from Ravenglass. Shop 3 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door, beams and slate floor/dining room/step to kitchen. Step to 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electricity and bed linen included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Briar Nook

    Ambleside

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: CC123104
    Centrally located in one of the oldest and conservation areas of Ambleside, Briar Nook has been all manner of things in its’ 300 year history but has recently become a very comfortable, cottage style apartment. A wealth of oak beams are on display hinting at its historic past. Well chosen traditional furnishings, cleverly blended with 21st Century additions, ensure you will be perfectly at home here, just the two of you and your pet if you want. The central location offers you the chance to park up and forget about the car and explore a host of activities attractions and amenities right from the doorstep.

    Ground Floor: The spacious accommodation is heated by electric wall mounted radiators and comprises:
    Lounge/Dining: Beamed lounge and feature oak fireplace and electric ’stove’ effect fire, large modern flat screen TV with integrated Freeview, DVD and deep cushioned leather chesterfield furniture.
    Dining/kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave and washer/dryer.
    Useful Second Cloakroom: Reached by a small flight of stone stairs from the kitchen.
    Bedroom 1: Beamed double bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Wi-Fi available.Outside: Parking by way of permit on nearby car park.

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